Using the 6th grade worksheet, you will be able to set out a research agenda. The agenda will look something like this: gather data about your topic, plot out the numbers, and make the graphs. A quick refresher for those of you who are just learning how to use Excel is that you can plot everything out. This means that all you have to do is follow the tabbed settings of the chart and make a selection for the columns or the lines.
Making the selections is actually pretty easy; all you have to do is select the line or the column of data you want to show, followed by the box that says: Data Type: Select. If you want to show the entire data set, you can select the entire box.
Just so you are sure that you are choosing the data type the right way, you can use the drop down menus. Then, just add in the values, as described by the text of the worksheet. The only problem is that not all the values can be put in the boxes.
If you want to put in a particular value in each cell, then you have to select the cells containing the particular value. In some cases, the first and last names may not have matching names. If this is the case, you can move the items around and get them to match up.
Now that you know how to use the worksheet, let’s continue with our research about citing text. In the sheet labeled “Cite Source,” you will notice that there is a header that will list the names of all the sources you are going to use for your reference.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with citation forms, it will say what the source is and then it will show you what to write for the article if you want to cite it. There are plenty of places where you can find citations; you just have to use your knowledge of the topic. You can find a great source online; however, you can also use a handbook or something else that has been proven and used for years.
In fact, you can use your handbook and give the book a great review or have someone else read it. There are lots of different types of handbooks, too, so there are numerous places where you can go for great references and tips.
Citing information will only become easier when you use the worksheet. Once you get your head around the worksheet, you will find that you can cite documents and articles in your research quickly and easily.